Japanese Shipping Names and You
The Japanese don’t really have “shipping names” like we do for YGO (xshipping). What they do is take the first kanji or first two syllables of Character A’s name and then smush it with Character B’s first kanji or first two syllables.
Kinda like how we make celebrity dating names here in America (Tomkat, Brangelina, etc).
BUT, if it’s a homosexual pairing, the character who “tops” is usually placed first.
Let’s say you wanted to look up Prideshipping on Pixiv. If you want Kaiba to be the more dominant one, you would search for 「海闇」because…..
Kaiba - 海馬
Yami Yuugi - 闇遊戯
And if you want Yami Yuugi to be the dominate one, you’d just switch the characters around for 「闇海」。
If the character(s) you ship don’t have kanji in their name(s), like Astral for example, this is when you use the first two syllables of their name.
For example, Keyshipping is tagged as 「遊アス」or 「アス遊」, depending on who you want “on top.”
Yuuma - 遊馬
Astral - アストラル
However, sometimes the Japanese do have little shipping names that don’t really use this formula. For example, Puzzleshipping is usually tagged as 「W遊」。It took me YEARS to figure this little trick out (aibouftw actually told me haha). This is the Japanese Puzzleshipping tag because….
W = “double U”
遊 = “yuu” in “Yuugi”
W遊 = “Double Yuu” because there are “two Yuugi’s”
But most Japanese shipping names use the kanji/syllable formula.
And that was your Japanese Fandom Lesson of the Day.
Sometimes I think the whole point of shipping names is to confuse people outside of the fandom
- Fan 1: Do you like pbj?
- Fan 2: It's not my favorite but I can go for some pbj sometimes.
- Fan 1: What about cottoncandy?
- Fan 2: Oh yeah I really like cottoncandy.
- Fan 1: Hammertime?
- Fan 2: HAMMERTIME IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS EVER
- Fan 1: What are your thoughts on communism?
- Fan 2: Omg are you kidding me, I LOVE COMMUNISM
Good Omens Shipping List 6.0
Sort of In the Book
Aziraphale/Crowley: Air Conditioning, CrAzi, Ineffable Husbands
Aziraphale/Flaming Sword: The Shaft of Fire
Crowley/Bentley: The Stick Shift
Crowley/Hastur: Demonic Phone Sex , Central Heating
Crowley/Ligur: Up in Flames
Famine/Pollution: Food Poisoning
Hastur/Ligur: Lurking Homos, Satanic Jehovah’s Witnesses
Metatron/Beelzebub: Burn Notice
Shadwell/Pulsifer: The Witching Hour
War/Famine: The Hunger Games
War/Pollution: Chemical Warfare
Not so much In the Book
Adam/Madam Tracy: Madam, I’m
Aziraphale/Ligur: Angel Lurk-Cake, Fire&Water, Smoke on the Water
Aziraphale/Famine: Angel Food Cake
Aziraphale/Hastur : Audio Books
Crowley/Famine : Devil Food Cake
Lucifer/Aziraphale : The Devil wears Tartan
Lucifer/Hastur: Perdition Pension Plan
Madam Tracy/Metatron: Thursday Talks
Madam Tracy/Aziraphale: Ineffable Thursdays
In which the fandom completely lost it
Bentley/Flaming Sword: Flaming Stick Shaft
Crowley/Apple: Rotten to the Core
Flaming Sword/Apple: Apple Pie
Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer/Flaming Sword: Joan of Arc
Asmodeus/Leviathan: Penis Envy
Keruvael/Leviathan: Octopus’ Garden
Lucifer/Asmodeus: City of Angels
Metatron/Alice: Metalice, Carebear
Metatron/Gabriel: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Michael/Gabriel: Letter Opener
Raphael/Crawly/Kaytara: Hairs of Asclepius, Medusa’s Medikit
Aziraphale/Sam(SPN): Tartan in the Library
Crowley/Crowley(SPN): Attempt Murder, Caduceus
And here you can suggest things
PSA for all Katnep shippers:
Stop calling it nepkat. We have a chance to make the ship name into a pun with katnep (if you don’t get it, it’s because it sounds like catnip), and you all just want to call it something else for no particular reason. C’mon guys, the names in this fandom are so unnoriginal (could we really not come up with anything better than Homestucks?), the only good ones are karezi and rosemarry. WE KNEAD MOAR PUN NAIMS!
I just imagine that when our generation starts having children,
They’ll just all be shipping names,
“Hello, class! Say hi to our new student! His name is Destiel. Say ‘Hi’, Destiel.”
“Hello. My parents said I was a demon hunting angel.”
“That’s great. Now go take a seat next to Jalex, Frerard, Mavin, and Marball.”
LiKE THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT I IMAGINE.